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Solar Nebula

Written by on November 5, 2010 in Learning with 0 Comments
Solar Nebula

Our Sun formed from a molecular cloud and as it evolved it created a disc of gas and dust called a solar nebula. Read on…

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Enceladus: Saturnian Moon

Written by on September 30, 2010 in Learning with 0 Comments
Enceladus: Saturnian Moon

Enceladus is one of Saturn’s inner most moons composed primarily of fresh clean water ice. Its southern polar region vents plumes of ice particles, water vapor and trace organic compounds out into space

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Supermassive Star

Written by on June 5, 2010 in Learning with 0 Comments
Supermassive Star

Supermassive Star Supermassive stars are quite rare, as far as we know there are only a few dozen of them in our own galaxy. These stars have more than 100 times the mass of our Sun and produce more than a million times the light. As these stars reach 120 solar masses they loose their […]

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Seed of Life

Written by on June 5, 2010 in Learning with 0 Comments
Seed of Life

  Seed of Life Although seemingly a disasterous event, this comet strike has delivered a wealth of water and an abundance of organic molecules to this already developing planet. Water is essential for life and sets the stage for developement of complex life forms. Scientists believe that this is how life began on Earth.

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Supernova

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Supernova

  Supernova A new dawn rises over this Planet and its Moon. Faraway, a Star has died. The death results in a massive thermonuclear explosion called a Supernova. The explosion scatters debris over millions of miles and seeds the surrounding area with the elements necessary for life. In time, this glowing cloud of debris will […]

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Emission Nebula & H II Regions

Written by on December 14, 2009 in Learning with 0 Comments
Emission Nebula & H II Regions

Like flashlights in a heavy fog, this amazing light show has a cluster of stars working together to produce a large glowing cloud called an emission nebula.

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Early Earth

Written by on December 12, 2009 in Learning with 0 Comments
Early Earth

Earth was born 4.56 billion years ago. During its infancy, it suffered through long periods of violent bombardment from enormous asteroids and comets.

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Transit of Venus

Written by on December 2, 2009 in Learning with 0 Comments
Transit of Venus

The story of the transit of Venus is one that outlines some of the most significant scientific discoveries ever made, discoveries that would profoundly change the way we see ourselves and our place in the universe. Read on…

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Uranus: Ice Crystal Halo

Written by on November 27, 2009 in Learning with 0 Comments
Uranus: Ice Crystal Halo

Ice Halos are an atmospheric phenomena caused by the refraction of light through ice crystals high in the atmosphere. Halos can also be seen on Earth and may also be present and other planets like Uranus. Read on…

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Saturn’s Hexagonal Vortex

Written by on September 18, 2009 in Learning with 0 Comments
Saturn’s Hexagonal Vortex

Embedded within the polar cap of Saturn’s swirling circular clouds and churning convection cells is a very large and very strange geometric vortex. Read on…

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